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Hi lovelies! Fall in Utah has been unbelievably pretty this year!!! I just can’t get enough pictures, or canyon drives. Often when reflecting on the beauty of this world I feel so much gratitude, love, and peace. God has created such a beautiful world that I can’t help but feel thankful for. So today, I just wanted to share some of the things i’m most grateful for.
My family is something I am so grateful for. I may be biased but, I’m pretty sure I have the greatest family in the entire world. We are all so different with different strengths and weaknesses that truly bring us together. Not to mention the greatest parents who brought us all together. My parents, siblings, in-laws, as well as nieces and nephews are the most important things in the world to me. I couldn’t be more grateful for each and every single one of them for all they do for me, teach me, and the examples they are to me (they set the bar pretty high for me and whoever it is I marry.. being the youngest of six can be a lot of pressure, but I wouldn’t have it any other way).
The gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am privileged to be a member of the Mormon church. It is the greatest blessing to my entire life. I love the joy, the hope, and the peace that it brings to me. Having a loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ and being able to Know and Pray to Him for strength, guidance, and repentance, is the greatest blessing of all. He has a plan for each and every single one of us, He loves us, watches over us, protects us, and truly wants what is best for us. Sometimes it is hard to trust in His plan but if we seek his guidance, do what he has asked of us, and pray humbly for his help, He will always be there for us and honestly, I couldn’t think of a better thing to have in life. Life is so hard, full of ups and downs, but with his loving hand, it is a whole lot easier and for that, I couldn’t be more grateful.
I’m grateful for the people in my life. People are the most important thing. I always want the people around me to be one of my greatest priorities. As my dear friend, @Kaitlynoelle recently said, “Life is so fragile and my goal is to live a life being genuine to myself, being kind to every person I come in contact with, loving more + deeper, and serving others no matter how small the service may seem. I’m not perfect, not even close but nothing matters more than how we treat others. And I want to make that count.” How we treat the people in our lives and around us is far more important than anything we could ever do or become in life.
The incredible opportunities I have been able to have throughout my life. I’ve been blessed with a very hard working and smart Dad who made it his goal to provide incredible opportunities for his children. I love that man and all he and my mom have done to provide these opportunities for me. I love that he taught me the value of hard work and where that principle can take you. Some of the opportunities include, dance, travel, education, and so much more. I have danced since I was 3 years old and i’m so grateful for it and all that it has taught me, helps me to feel, grow, and develop as a person as well as a dancer. Dance has always been so important to me. It’s a part of me and makes me so very happy. There was a lot of time and money sacrificed so that I could have the opportunities I have. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to gain an education at Brigham Young University. It took a lot of hard work and late nights to get into this school that I love so dearly and I feel so blessed to be here. I don’t think I even take enough advantage of the education I am gaining but I know what a blessing it is to have and want to indulge in it as much as possible. I also had the opportunity to dance on BYU Cougarettes, do 2 (almost 3) study abroads, do an internship in NYC, travel the world, do humanitarian work in Panama, and so many other incredible blessings and opportunities that I am so grateful for.
I’m grateful for the beauty of the world, my friends, a body that is healthy and strong, a mind that is capable, a heart that is full and loving, and a life that is good. No matter how hard our lives may get, there is always something to be grateful for. I think it’s when times are the hardest and days are the worst that we have the most to be grateful for. If we look for the good and the blessings in our life, it always seems to be just a little easier, and life is happier. In honor of the upcoming holidays, I’m working on something super exciting for the month of November and I cannot wait to share it with you so stay tuned!!
I’m also very grateful for my readers. Doing this blog has been a hard, ongoing process that would never be possible without any of you. I am so grateful! Thank you for your words of encouragement, love, and constant support. I truly appreciate it with all of my heart!
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